Front Row Hero is a non-profit organization founded by our partner and Marine Corps Veteran, Dale Prax, with the mission to show appreciation for the dedication and sacrifices of Past and Present Frontline Workers: Nurses, Firefighters, EMTs, First Responders, Police Officers, and Members of the US Military.
The organization provides funding and delivers Front Row Seat Tickets to sporting events, concerts, plays, and other events so that these heroes are able to spend some time away from their work and enjoy a live event in the best seats possible.
Dale recently created a training for our ProfitQuest platform called Ground Expedited Freight. All the proceeds he received from this training program were donated to the organization, and on May 16th, the first Front Row Heroes were announced.
The first pair of Front Row Tickets were awarded to a married couple of front line workers; Chris and Vicky Ray.
Chris Ray is a Marine Corps combat veteran who also served as a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard and is currently the Captain with the Inspection Services Branch for the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Vicky is a Registered Nurse and has been serving the community as such for nearly 20 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
But this couple’s contributions to the community don’t stop there. Recently, they organized a Fundraiser to help Chris’ cousin and former Giles County Commissioner, Tim Risner, who had been diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). Knowing what treatment, transportation, and missed work would mean for Tim and his family, the Rays sprang to action and organized the “Benefit for Tim” event at the Hillcrest Country Club in Pulaski, TN, which raised nearly $35,000 in donations for the Risner Family.
This Ray’s desire to do good, personal initiative, and unswerving devotion to duty for all reflect a powerful empathetic and service minded spirit and are in keeping with the mission of Front Row Hero.
To learn how you can help, visit https://frontrowhero.com/